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From Blue-blooded Animals to Reptiles Feeding on Stones

Find out about blue-blooded animals and what makes crocodiles eat stones.

A hornworm can eat an entire tomato plant in one day

Hornworms are the larvae of the five-spotted hawk moth also known as the sphinx hawk moth. These large caterpillars feed on the nightshade family and due to its size manage to eat an entire tomato plant in a single day. (Check the LinkCloud below to find out more).

 

An increasing number of male Asian elephants lack tusks

In contrast to African elephants, not all Asian elephants have tusks. About 40 to 50% of male Asian elephants are tuskless. These males are known as makhnas in India. The reason for the increasing number of tuskless Asian male elephants is probably the strong hunting pressure. Since elephants with tusks are killed by humans to get hold of the ivory, tuskless males survive and pass on the corresponding gene to their offspring. (Check the LinkCloud below to find out more).

 

Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper

In order to dive deeper into the water, crocodiles swallow small stones that increase their body weight. (Check the LinkCloud below to find out more).

 

Lobsters have pale blue blood

Lobsters have clear or white blood with a slight bluish tint. The blue derives from the copper, which is used as oxygen carrier in the lobster´s blood.  (Check the LinkCloud below to find out more).

 

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